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Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

| September 16, 2019

Forensic accountants and lawyers are probing the finances of a disgraced Russian press baron to see if he lied on oath in court. A team of experts is sifting through the last days of Vladimir Gusinsky’s media company before he declared it bust. Working extensively in the Cayman Islands, they are probing exactly why Mr […]

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New report on #DigitalEducation shows upward trends in Europe’s schools

New report on #DigitalEducation shows upward trends in Europe’s schools

| September 12, 2019

The European Commission’s Eurydice network published a report today (12 September) that maps the state of digital education in schools across Europe. The report looks at how digital competences are taught and assessed. It also gives an overview of the digital skills of teachers, the policies designed to support digital education and the use of technology […]

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#EIB approves €7 billion for new social housing, clean energy, transport and business investment

#EIB approves €7 billion for new social housing, clean energy, transport and business investment

| September 11, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed €7 billion of new financing. This includes support for new investment to improve social housing, clean energy and sustainable transport, telecommunications, health and education. The EIB also approved more than €2.8bn of new support for business investment through both direct financing and credit lines with local banks. “This […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control over #Solidus by #Centerbridge

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control over #Solidus by #Centerbridge

| September 3, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control of Solidus Solutions (“Solidus”) of the Netherlands by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. of the US. Solidus manufactures packaging solutions. Centerbridge is a private investment management firm with offices in New York and London. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would […]

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Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of sole control over Sotheby’s by #NextAlt

Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of sole control over Sotheby’s by #NextAlt

| August 29, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control over Sotheby’s of the US by Next Alt SARL of Luxembourg. Sotheby’s is a broker of fine and decorative art, jewellery and collectibles active worldwide. Next Alt is the personal holding of Mr Drahi, which controls the Altice group. The […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of the Transmission Operator for the Galloper offshore windfarm by #DTC and #IRCP

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of the Transmission Operator for the Galloper offshore windfarm by #DTC and #IRCP

| August 29, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Diamond Transmission Partners Galloper (Holding) Limited by Diamond Transmission Corporation Limited(“DTC”) and InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (“IRCP”), all of the UK. Diamond Transmission Partners Galloper is the holding company of the Offshore Transmission Owner for the Galloper offshore windfarm, […]

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#EIB European Investment Bank signs €25 million financing deal with podcast company #Acast under the #JunckerPlan

#EIB European Investment Bank signs €25 million financing deal with podcast company #Acast under the #JunckerPlan

| August 28, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €25 million ‘quasi-equity’ financing agreement with podcast company Acast to expand its research and development activities and to further develop its audio content distribution platform. As well as independent podcasts, Acast also looks after the audio content of larger publishers, such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, […]

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